#1
If I were to take a neck off of a fender jazz bass and wanted to put it on a new bass would i face any troubles? Like would the existing screwed holes in it ruin it
#2
OYu would have to have the same neck pocket, and the screw holes would have to match up.
Cant you ask this in your original thread?
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#3
If the bass to receive the neck has the Fender neck pocket dimensions, you should be fine.

Very rarely, though, the screw holes do not line up, in which case you need to dowel and redrill. And don't ask me what doweling means, as I haven't a clue.
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#4
A dowel, is a piece of ciculur wood. It comes in different sizes etc.
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#5
Quote by d K A p S
If I were to take a neck off of a fender jazz bass and wanted to put it on a new bass would i face any troubles? Like would the existing screwed holes in it ruin it

The biggest problem could be the bridge position on the new body, if it is not in the correct position then you will encounter intonation problems.
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#6
This is true. However, you don't need to be exact; that's what adjustable saddles are for. But within 1/8" for sure.
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#7
Quote by Ivanator
This is true. However, you don't need to be exact; that's what adjustable saddles are for. But within 1/8" for sure.


My friend bought a Schecter from Sound Control who later admitted to using two different models neck and body, our local guitar guru told us that it was impossible to get the intonation correct due to the postion of the bridge in relation to the neck.
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#9
Quote by d K A p S
Im about to attach this neck to a fender bass, are there any tricks to it or do i actually just screw the 4 screws in?

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You'll have to match up the existing holes in the neck, too many holes and you'll not have a secure/stable fixing.
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#10
If I were to buy a neck with out pre-drilled holes in it, would I need to drill the holes prior to putting the screws in, or should I screw right into the wood right away?
#11
You should drill some guiding hole first as you might crack the wood drilling straingt into it.
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#12
Quote by fatgoogle
You should drill some guiding hole first as you might crack the wood drilling straingt into it.

True; hardwood can split.
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#13
What would be the best method to drill them precisely? also, how deep would i need to drill them
#14
First of all, make sure you have a drill bit less than the diameter of the screws, not counting the threads.

In order to figure out where to drill, line the neck up with the holes in the pocket and use a pencil to mark where the holes are.

See how far the screws go into the neck. You want to drill a bit less than this. Put a piece of tape on the bit in a way such that when it reaches the surface of the neck you know you've drilled far enough.

In order to get a nice perpendicular hole, a drill press is preferred.
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